Singaporean wanted for murder nabbed in Johor

JOHOR BARU - A man wanted for a murder in Singapore more than 10 years ago was nabbed in Johor and handed over to Singapore police on Tuesday.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said the 60-year-old Singaporean man was arrested by their Malaysian counterparts on July 7.

He was charged and fined on Yesterday for overstaying in Malaysia and subsequently handed over to the Singapore authorities.

The suspect, who is wanted in connection with a murder in Toa Payoh in 2001, will be charged tomorrow.

Bernama news agency quoted Johor police chief Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff as saying the suspect was detained in his rented house in Taman Tan Sri Yaacob. SPF noted that the arrest was possible through the close collaboration and working relationship between the two police forces.